Know Your History, Or Live Your History

In case anyone’s confused about what the GOP really wants, a visual aid:

THIS is what the NeoConfederates want for all of us. Clarence Thomas last, of course.

POTUS at the “Door Of No Return”

President Obama has a sound sense of history:

Obviously, it’s a very powerful moment…to be able to come here and to fully appreciate the magnitude of the slave trade, to get a sense in a very intimate way of the incredible inhumanity and hardship that people faced before they made the Middle Passage and that crossing.

And I think more than anything what it reminds us of is that we have to remain vigilant when it comes to the defense of people’s human rights–because I’m a firm believer that humanity is fundamentally good, but it’s only good when good people stand up for what’s right. And this is a testament to when we’re not vigilant in defense of what’s right, what can happen.

Know your history…or get to live it.


2 responses to “Know Your History, Or Live Your History

  1. Not just blacks back in slavery, but everyone who’s part of an “unacceptable” group according to the Christian Taliban. Gays, Hispanics, Liberals, Asians, Atheists, the list goes on an on.

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